AARP: Fulfill Your Potential by Volunteering

April 24th, 2012

April 24, 2012
By Leigh Anne Tuohy


Here’s a loaded question for you. How many of you knew last week was National Volunteer Week?  Hmmmm …how many people said, “Well, I knew it was in April” or “I have heard of it before” or as I would imagine the vast majority had absolutely no clue.

I was going to inform you last week and give you lists of fabulous ideas and pages of great projects that you could engage in, but then I thought, “No, let’s see what these fine upstanding citizens can come up with on their own.” If you are in the minority, and you are proudly having a discussion with your conscious saying, “Well, I took cookies to the fire station; she’s not as smart as she thinks she is” or you said to yourself, “I’m going to touch base with Ms. Leigh Anne Tuohy and let her know I helped clean up the local park” or “I did this or that.” Well, good for you; do more! More is badly needed.

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